China is willing to work with Malawi to deepen their friendly and cooperative relations in a comprehensive way, so as to better benefit the two countries and peoples, Chinese President Xi Jinping said Thursday.

Xi made the remarks in a congratulatory message sent to his Malawian counterpart, Peter Mutharika.

The two presidents exchanged congratulatory messages to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between China and Malawi.

President Xi Jinping addresses the Central Economic Work Conference, held in Beijing from Dec 18 to 20. (XIE HUANCHI / XINHUA)

Noting that China attaches great importance to the development of China-Malawi relations, Xi said the two countries have adhered to sincerity and friendship, equality and mutual trust, win-win cooperation and common development since they established diplomatic relations 10 years ago.

China-Malawi cooperation has yielded fruitful results in a wide range of areas, Xi said.

In his message, Mutharika again congratulated Xi on his reelection as general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China.

Mutharika said the Malawian government is satisfied with the fruitful results reaped in bilateral ties in the past decade and looks forward to furthering cooperation with China.